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14 THINGS TO DO IN COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (SEPTEMBER 02 - SEPTEMBER 11)

Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off

Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off

early September 2021  • event

A beautiful way to say goodbye to the summer during the Labor Day Weekend

Fire Rainbows

Fire Rainbows

late March–September • nature

A curious optical phenomenon occurs quite rarely and only in special locations. If you are in the right time and in the right place, just look up to the sky

Colorado State Fair

Colorado State Fair

August 27–September 6, 2021 • event

Watch a rodeo and take some carnival rides at a traditional summer fair

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

all year round • nature

This place is gorgeous enough for Gods to assemble

Hummingbird Migration

Hummingbird Migration

late April–early September • nature

For nearly five months, Colorado hosts thousands of wee birds on the move

Tarantula Migration

Tarantula Migration

late August–early October • nature

For a few months, arachnids can be seen roaming prairies outside their hideouts

Kayaking

Kayaking

May–September • activity

Colorado whitewater rivers and crystal clear lakes with beautiful surroundings are perfect for adrenaline rides and peaceful puddling

Fishing

Fishing

all your round • activity

Fly-fishers, ice-fishers and rod-and-reelers can find many great spots in Colorado

Paradise Cove

Paradise Cove

May–September • activity

Enjoy a spectacular 35-ft (10.7-m) cliff jump

Hiking the Colorado Trail

Hiking the Colorado Trail

early July–mid-September • activity

The longest and challenging Colorado hiking adventure

Cottonwood Pass Road

Cottonwood Pass Road

June–October • activity

One of the highest roads in Colorado traversing the Continental Divide

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarch Butterfly Migration

March–May | September–October  • nature

Watch the annual butterfly spectacle as tiny creatures fill the sky with colors

Collegiate Peaks Wilderness

Collegiate Peaks Wilderness

July–September • activity

An amazing collection of fourteeners in the heart of the Sawatch Range

Shelf Road Rock Climbing

Shelf Road Rock Climbing

September–May • activity

A climbing paradise in Colorado

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Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival

Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival

late September 2020 • event

Spice up your life in Pueblo, Colorado

Colorado Fall Colors

Colorado Fall Colors

mid-September–mid-November • nature

Discover gorgeous spots throughout the state to celebrate fall

Cripple Creek Ice Festival

Cripple Creek Ice Festival

February 6–14, 2021 • event

Fun time in a picturesque Colorado old mining and gambling town

Pikes Peak Celtic Festival

Pikes Peak Celtic Festival

June 18–20, 2021 • event

Immerse yourself in Irish and Scottish culture and traditions

Frozen Waterfalls

Frozen Waterfalls

January–February • nature

Colorado's gorgeous nature is especially impressive in the winter

Colorado Renaissance Festival

Colorado Renaissance Festival

June 12–August 1, 2021 (Saturdays and Sundays) • event

Are you ready for a flashback into 16th century?

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

December 31 • event

Celebrate the last night of the year in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region

Colorado Springs Festival of Lights

Colorado Springs Festival of Lights

December 5, 2020 • event

The official start of Christmas holidays in Colorado Springs

Donkey Derby Days

Donkey Derby Days

June 25–27, 2021 • event

Donkey race in a historic Colorado gold rush town—Cripple Creek

Colorado Springs Skiing and Snowboarding

Colorado Springs Skiing and Snowboarding

October–May | January-February  • activity

Discover some of the best ski destinations of North America in just a short drive from Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

June 27, 2021 • event

An exciting race to a top of a legendary Colorado fourteener

Sandhill Crane Migration

Sandhill Crane Migration

late February–March | mid-September–mid-November  • nature

Thousands of cranes can be spotted at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in southern Colorado

Colorado Springs St. Patrick's Day Parade

Colorado Springs St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 13, 2021 • event

Plenty of festivities as the city goes green

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

early November–January  • event

Have a merry, little Christmas in historical Colorado Springs

Luces de Navidad

Luces de Navidad

early November–January  • event

Tener una feliz, pequeña Navidad en el histórico Colorado Springs

Sonic Bloom

Sonic Bloom

June 17–20, 2021 • event

Free-spirited electronic music festival in Colorado

Colorado Springs 4th of July Events

Colorado Springs 4th of July Events

July 4 • event

Music, entertainment, and spectacular fireworks across the region

Chinese New Year Festival

Chinese New Year Festival

February 6, 2021 (virtual) • event

Traditional Chinese dances and cuisine to ring in the new lunar year

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